Quito study abroad student overlooking the city at night from a circular look out

Quito

Ecuador

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Sit back, relax, and dream about everything that awaits when you study abroad in Quito.

Imagine exploring vibrant neighborhoods and admiring the beautiful colonial Spanish architecture that makes the city a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dive into the city’s tradition and varied influences and adventure to the equator in Mitad del Mundo where you can learn more about Ecuador’s indigenous people

Whether you’re practicing your Spanish, studying the environment in this biodiverse region, walking through the city’s street, or on a hike, the opportunities for adventure are endless when you study abroad in Quito.

Programs

Quito - Area Studies & Language

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,950
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Quito Direct Enrollment - Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
5 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$17,950
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Quito Summer - Environmental Studies

Quito
,
Ecuador
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$8,315
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Quito's Top Five

Stand on the Equator

Travel via bus to the place where the northern and southern hemispheres meet and stand at the middle of the Earth.

Wander Through Historic Old Town

Stroll the streets to get a feel for the city and see the historically charming architecture.

Climb a Volcano

Trek to the top of Volcano Pichincha just outside the city for beautiful views of Quito and its surrounding landscapes.

Try Authentic, Local Cuisine

From grilled plantains to freshly-squeezed juices, your taste buds will thank you.

Explore and Unwind in Itchimbia Park

This hilltop park is home to Quito's cultural center and offers running paths, picnic spots, and more for a relaxing day in the sun.

The Latest from Quito

Oct 20 4:20pm
Quito

Processing Grief From 3,000 Miles Away

by Louis

Dealing with death is never easy, but it's definitely harder from another continent.

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Oct 19 3:12pm
Quito

Newfound Confidence in Quito

by Louis

When my SO (significant other) came to visit me last weekend, I was super excited. I couldn’t wait to show them all the big tourist sites: the churches, the museums, the churches that have been turned into museums, and the giant statue of la Virgen de Quito with the view of the whole city. They were flying in late friday night, so I spent the whole day getting everything in order for their arrival.

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Oct 10 11:05am
Quito

How Not to Pick Up a Spider: Lessons From the Amazon

by Louis

1) Don’t go to the Amazon Rainforest. The easiest way to avoid even seeing spiders (let alone sloths, piranhas, poison dart frogs, rad birds that look like dinosaurs, and like ten different types of monkey) is to give one of the most biodiverse regions of the world a wide berth. If you don’t want to pick up a spider the wrong way, definitely make sure you don’t go to the Amazon! 

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Sep 16 8:21pm
Quito

Waterfalls Don't Do Homework: Revelations Outside Quito

by Louis

I got out of the city last weekend, and it really gave me a chance to take a step back and reflect.

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Aug 9 10:24pm
Quito

Getting Organized For Quito

by Louis

The strategies I used to get myself organized and ready to pack for my study abroad experience in Quito

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